The Tyrer Family of Formby


This page explores the Tyrer Family of Formby. It is an addition to my Tyrer Family of Lancashire page in which the Tyrers are mainly from Huyton and Knowsley. 

Please refer to the Tyrers of Formby family tree in conjunction with the main Tyrer family Tree



Alongside my research into Knowsley, Huyton and Prescot, I found that there was a large Tyrer family of Formby. This is in addition to the children of John Tyrer fisherman born 1701 and his son Anthony’s children born between 1757 and 1769.  I do not yet know if the six generations here fit at any point with those of my other trees; in Prescot or Knowsley/Huyton.   

I believe that this branch begins with a William Tyrer of Huyton born between abt 1637 and 1643.  He married Elizabeth Wilcoxon of Warrington on 11th April 1664 at Huyton.  There is another William Tyrer mentioned nearby in Altcar who was buried in 1708 but I have no idea is this could be the same William or not.  I can only find two children of William [no mother is mentioned in the registers] baptised at St Peter, Formby 1

Jane Tyrer bp 4.2.1663/4 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                James Tyrer bp 18.8.1672 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                                              m 7.3.1697 Formby to Elizabeth Jumpe                                                                                                                                                                         d 1.12.1750 2, bur 14.12.1750 Formby  aged 78

Much of the rest of this tree has been put together with the help of a pedigree found on a familysearch pedigree. However, I have checked the vital records where I can 3


James Tyrer, occupation unknown, married Elizabeth Jumpe, daughter of Gilbert Jumpe of Formby on 7th March, 1697 at Formby 1.  James and Elizabeth had seven children baptised at St Peter, Formby 1:

Margaret Tyrer b 20.7.1701 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                                                bur 13.1.1730/1 Formby
William Tyrer bp 16.10.1704 Formby                                                                                                                                                                          Gilbert Tyrer b 14.12.1706 Formby
                             m 16.2.1741 North Meols to Isobell Rymer

                             bur 28.9.1780 Formby                                                                                                                                                                              John Tyrer (Blacksmith) bp 27.1.1708 Formby
                                                 m 14.9.1734  Formby to Ellin Blanchard                                                                                                                                                                       bur 9.4.1776 Formby (fever)                                                                                                                                           
Jane Tyrer b 4.6.1711 Formby
                        bur 5.12.1717 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                 
Henry Tyrer (Chapel Clerk) bp 25.10.1713 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                                            d 23.3.1785 2, bur 27.3.1785 Formby                                                                                                                          Mary Tyrer bp 20.12.1716 Formby 


James died on 1st Dec 1750 aged 78 2 and was buried on 14th December at Formby.  His widow Elizabeth died in 1769 and was buried on 17th October 1769.


Gilbert Tyrer married Isabell Rymer on 16th February, 1741 at North Meols 4 . They had six children 1:

Elizabeth Tyrer bp 1.1.1742 Formby
Elizabeth Tyrer bp 1.3.1744/5 Formby                                                                                                                                                              James Tyrer bp 8.8.1746 Formby
                             m 17.12.1785 Walton to Margaret Blundell

                             bur 7.6.1823 Formby                                                                                                                                                                  Dorothy Tyrer bp 23.3.1750/1 Formby
                                 bur 21.3.1747/8 Formby                                                                                                                                                        Margaret Tyrer
bp 30.12.1753 Formby                                                                                                                                                                      Ann Tyrer b ?


Isabell was buried in Formby on 10th August 1767 and Gilbert was buried on 28th September, 1780.


James Tyrer, occupation unknown, the eldest son of Gilbert was born in Formby in 1746. He married Margaret Blundell on 17th December, 1785 at Walton 4. They had six children baptised at Formby St. Peter 1 :


William Tyrer (Shipbroker) bp 28.12.1786 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                                            d 1.8.1825 Linacre 2, bur 4.6.1825 Formby
Catherine Tyrer bp 4.3.1789 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                                                 m 29.1.1812 Formby to John Rimmer                                                                                                                              Richard Tyrer (Brewer/farmer) bp 18.8.1790 Formby
                                                                m 28.4.1813 Formby to Alice Rimmer

                                                                d 21.12.1864 2 , bur 26.12.1864 Formby                                                                                                              Isabell Tyrer bp 1.5.1792 Formby
                             m 29.5.1817  Formby to William Eccleston                                                                                                                           
James Tyrer (Shipbroker) bp 23.4.1794 Formby                                                                                                                                                          Gilbert Tyrer (Farmer) bp 11.3.1798 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                                               m ? to Mary Neale                                                                                                                                                                                                                 d 13.7.1865 5, bur 17.7.1865 Formby         


Two of James’ sons, William and his younger brother James were both Shipbrokers and were in business together “William and James Tyrer Shipbrokers of 53 King’s Street,Poole Lane, Linacre” 6 .    James died aged 76 in 1823 and was buried in Formby on 7th June. His widow Margaret died on 23 January, 1840 aged 87 2 .   

His second son Richard Tyrer, born in 1750, was a brewer, farmer and a malster. He married Alice Rimmer on 28th April 1813 at Formby where they had six children. 

The youngest son, Gilbert Tyrer born in 1798, was a farmer and he married Mary Neale (daughter of Thomas Neale and Mary Rimmer) in 1818 5.  They had 11 children between 1818 and 1837 all baptised at Formby St. Peter. 4,5

Gilbert died on 13th July 1865 aged 68 and was buried at Formby on 17th July.   Mary, his widow, died on 21st March, 1879 at Formby 5.



John Tyrer was the son of James and Elizabeth, born in 1708 and baptised on on 27th January.  He was a blacksmith and he married Ellin Blanchard on 14th September, 1734 at Formby.      They had four children baptised at Formby 1.                                                                                           

James Tyrer bp 4.4.1736 Formby
                            d 8.4.1776, bur 11.4.1776 Formby  (asthma)                                                                                                                                      Ann Tyrer bp 28.6.1741 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                     
Robert Tyrer bp 27.11.1744 Formby
                             bur 7.2.1745 Formby                                                                                                                                                                                 
Elizabeth Tyrer bp 20.10.1753 Formby ?


Ellin, John’s wife died 9th August 1772 2 and was buried on 10th August at Formby St. Peter 1 .  John Tyrer, blacksmith died of fever in 1776 and was buried on 9th April 1766 at Formby 1



This is where it get a little confusing.  We have two John Tyrers that both appear to have died in 1776 in Formby. One is the blacksmith who died of fever, mentioned above.  The other is John Tyrer, fisherman and Yeoman born in 1701 who is referenced in a letter of administration dated 17th May, 1776. Consequently, it is assumed that he died shortly before this.  However, I can find no burial for this other John.                                                                                                                                                                                                 









1 Formby Parish Records from and Lancs opc

2 The Grave records of St. Peter’s Formby

3 familysearch pedigree for James Tyrer b 1672

4 baptisms, marriages and burials at

5 Findagrave page for Gilbert Tyrer and his family

6 1824 Baines Liverpool Name Directory